The 25 clubs who have spent the most on transfers since the start of 2000/01 (10th-1st)

Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid in 2009 for £80m

10. Atletico Madrid

Transfers – 331

Amount spent – £1.23bn

The Diego Simeone era has coincided with some serious spending. Joao Felix alone cost the club £113m, with Thomas Lemar signed for £63m as well.

9. Liverpool

Transfers – 369

Amount spent – £1.35bn

Much of Jurgen Klopp’s current starting XI was signed for £30m+, so it’s no surprise to see Liverpool in ninth.

Alisson Becker & Virgil van Dijk

8. Paris Saint-Germain

Transfers – 266

Amount spent – £1.41bn

The only surprise here is that PSG aren’t higher up on this list, especially given the fact that Neymar and Kylian Mbappe cost a combined total of over £300m.

7. Inter Milan

Transfers – 790

Amount spent – £1.44bn

Inter ahead of PSG?! A bit of a shock, until you see that the Italian outfit have made over 500 more transfers than their French counterparts…

6. Manchester United

Transfers – 316

Amount spent – £1.62bn

The list of United players signed for huge money this century is enormous. It’s surprising that the acquisitions of Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and more haven’t seen United break the top five.

5. Juventus

Transfers – 761

Amount spent – £1.73bn

A huge volume of transfers once again, combined with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Matthijs de Ligt costing £70m+ sees Juve squeeze ahead of United.

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo

4. Manchester City

Transfers – 409

Amount spent – £1.86bn

Sheikh Mansour’s millions have seen City sign a whopping spend more than £40m on 13 players, which is pretty outrageous.

3. Barcelona

Transfers – 195

Amount spent – £1.87bn

Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann were all signed for over £100m, so is it any surprise to see the Blaugrana in the top three?

2. Real Madrid

Transfers – 201

Amount spent – £1.95bn

Spending close to 20 years signing ‘Galacticos’ was always going to chalk up a sizeable bill. Like City, Los Blancos have spent over £40m on 13 different players.

1. Chelsea

Transfers – 471

Amount spent – £1.96bn

The Blues nick top spot by a whisker. Roman Abramovich has pumped some serious cash into the club this century, with the Blues spending £30m+ on a player 20 times.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

The money in football really is ridiculous, isn’t it?

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